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Writing a technical book
Vienna Scala User Group Meetup February 2015
Manuel Bernhardt - @elmanu
Agenda
1. Why I'm writing a book
2. The writing process
3. Writing at Manning
4. About the book
Why
1. I like writing
2. To learn more about the subject matter (which I like
love)
3. To do something else than coding
Non-Why
1. Money
2. "A quick thing on the side"
Writing process
4 I (try to) write every day for 2
hours
4 Asciidoc & TextMate & Ruby
script
4 I (Try to) plan chapter and...
Before writing a chapter
After writing a chapter
After writing a chapter
My impression of
writing at Manning
4 + structured process
4 + very nice people
4 + (so far) very good
experience as first...
About the book
4 introduction to reactive web-
app development
4 not another Play book, Play is
the underlying tool
4 Func...
Threaded servers
4 like a train station with
multiple tracks
4 station chief decides which
trains go on which platform
4 i...
Evented servers
4 like a waiter in a restaurant
4 runs back and forth between
tables and the kitchen
4 does only small tas...
The End
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Writing a technical book

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My experience writing "Reactive Web-Applications with Play". This is my subjective view on writing a book with Manning. I'm not finished yet so there will likely be a second version of this presentation when the book is out.

Note if you weren't at the talk: the "know nothing" part refers to discovering the depth of a topic while writing, which I find to be one of the nicest things about writing (because I really like the subject matter)

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Writing a technical book

  1. Writing a technical book Vienna Scala User Group Meetup February 2015 Manuel Bernhardt - @elmanu
  2. Agenda 1. Why I'm writing a book 2. The writing process 3. Writing at Manning 4. About the book
  3. Why 1. I like writing 2. To learn more about the subject matter (which I like love) 3. To do something else than coding
  4. Non-Why 1. Money 2. "A quick thing on the side"
  5. Writing process 4 I (try to) write every day for 2 hours 4 Asciidoc & TextMate & Ruby script 4 I (Try to) plan chapter and think of examples ahead of time
  6. Before writing a chapter
  7. After writing a chapter
  8. After writing a chapter
  9. My impression of writing at Manning 4 + structured process 4 + very nice people 4 + (so far) very good experience as first-time author 4 - authoring tools
  10. About the book 4 introduction to reactive web- app development 4 not another Play book, Play is the underlying tool 4 Functional Programming, Futures, Actors 4 practical tips & things to watch out for when working with Play
  11. Threaded servers 4 like a train station with multiple tracks 4 station chief decides which trains go on which platform 4 if there are more trains than platforms, trains queue up 4 if too many trains are queuing up, huge delays occur and passengers go home
  12. Evented servers 4 like a waiter in a restaurant 4 runs back and forth between tables and the kitchen 4 does only small tasks that do not take much time 4 one server can each serve many tables at once
  13. The End Questions?

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